September 8th, 2010
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One of the most famous characters to grace the hills of Addison County was America’s poet laureate, Robert Frost. In a earlier post, I joked about the ubiquity of signs alluding to Frost’s presence in the woods of Ripton, so I thought it would be fun to describe a run built on the Robert Frost theme. The Robert Frost roadside rest area on Rt. 125 a few miles below Breadloaf seemed like a logical place to begin the run, given the ample parking.
MIDDLEBURY — The National Museum of the Morgan Horse will soon trot from its current headquarters in Shelburne to what officials hope will be a more stable home on Middlebury’s Main Street.
Amber Broderick, director/archivist for the NMMH, confirmed on Thursday the museum had signed a five-year lease to occupy the former Vermont Beads & Fibers location at 34 Main St., next to the National Bank of Middlebury.
GOSHEN — Two months ago, Will Mathis had no idea what it took to start a fire department.
Now Mathis, 22, is chief of the new, 10-member Goshen Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD), and although he has already filled out piles of paperwork, there is a lot still to be done.
“We're going to be raising funds, doing coin drops, spaghetti dinners and community service events to get our name out there,” said Mathis, whose mother, Kathy Mathis, is a member of the Goshen selectboard.
CORNWALL/WHITING — After enduring the next few months of traffic delays on Route 30 south of Middlebury, drivers should enjoy not only a smooth new road surface, but also a much wider roadway to share with bikers, runners and other pedestrians.
Pike Industries last week began the $3.7 million project to upgrade nearly 12 miles of Route 30 from the Whiting-Sudbury line north through Cornwall into Middlebury near the golf course.
BRANDON — It’s taken years, but the town of Brandon has finally hired an economic development director.
Town Manager Keith Arlund confirmed last week that Stephen Beck of Leicester has accepted the position.
There is much that could be said about the Lt. Governor’s economic development plan and his recent press event announcing his economic plan, but for now I want to comment briefly about one of Mr. Dubie’s statements. He said that Vermont’s state income tax was higher than Maine, Massachusetts or Rhode Island.
This statement is terribly misleading and should be corrected.
MIDDLEBURY — It’s hard to call a 10-5-2 season too much of a disappointment, but for Coach David Saward’s Middlebury College men’s soccer team this 2009 record came one year after a trip to an NCAA Division III Sectional final and two years after the Panthers’ dream season, their 2007 run to an 18-2-2 record and an NCAA championship.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Planning Commission on Tuesday will convene the first of several televised panel discussions designed to encourage citizens to weigh in on how they’d like to see their community grow during the next decade and beyond.